Mothers Day, which falls on 31 March this year, can be a special day for various reasons. Luckily, no matter what kind of mum is or has been in your life, the March Arch area has every option to help you celebrate, honour or remember her. So, book your table, wrap that gift, or send off that card because 31 March is right around the corner.
For the classic favourite of afternoon tea, you must treat her to the Spring Botanical Afternoon Tea at Lanes of London. From the moment mum enters the refined and relaxed atmosphere at Lanes of London, she will be treated to a welcome cocktail with the soothing sounds of a live harpist strumming. The speciality afternoon tea features Michelin star awarded JING teas, contemporary twists on afternoon tea hits, like homemade rose and apricot scones with rhubarb and elderflower jam, an edible plant pot of lemongrass, mango and pineapple and chocolate, hazelnut and mint cone to replace that tired after dinner mint. All of this is topped off with one last treat for mum – only £40 per person. See the menu and book here.
If mum is a fan of seasonal produce, chilled vibes and excellent wine than lunch at Vinoteca Marylebone is for her. Plus, they’ll pour her a glass of complimentary Champagne on arrival because she deserves it! Choose from a selection of seasonal starters & mains, and sumptuous roasts including roast Hereford beef rump and crispy confit Middle White pork belly, along with duck fat roast potatoes, homemade horseradish, cabbage, carrots and Yorkshire pudding. All freshly made using premium ingredients from our trusted local farms and suppliers. All of that goodness alongside an unbeatable selection of refreshing cocktails and characterful wines by the glass & bottle! Book here or by calling 020 7724 7288.
If you’re mama is the adventurous type than you can’t miss Hankies Marble Arch, purveyors of innovative Indian tapas and named after the classic roomali roti – a hand-spun Delhi-style flatbread. Dive into their interactive, theatrical cooking stations this Mother’s Day. The street food trolley allows you to sample celebrated street egg dishes like Baida Roti (egg cooked with your choice of fillings and folded in roti). The Sunday roast station (cooked in a tandoor) offers Indian roasted lamb and chicken. The feast is topped off with an Indian dessert trolley. If that wasn’t enough, each mum will also receive a complimentary Hermes goody bag! Although the prices are set low, the standard is high with unique food and drinks set in stylishly curated interiors surrounded by objects, glassware and china sourced from Indian markets and antique stores by chef and Hankies founder Anirudh Aroraand. Book here or call 020 7958 3222.
The Portman is perfect for your relaxed, yet refined mum. Their airy and bright upstairs dining room always feels like spring, which helps when mum is presented with a complimentary glass of Cava upon arrival! As a long-standing Marylebone favourite supplemented by a brilliant head chef that uses only fresh produce and produces a weekly changing menu of specials, you can’t go wrong. Book here, email or call 0207 723 8996.
For the fashionistas, ME + EM and Lucy Choi create powerful and unique styles to flatter every type of mom. Both are located in the leafy and calm oasis of Connaught Village where you’ll find numerous other boutiques to treat mom to, but we specifically like the ‘Intelligent Style’ blend of on-trend design with classic elegance at ME+EM and the unique ‘Rock ‘n’ Royal’ signature style mixing comfort, character and craftsmanship at luxury shoe label Lucy Choi.
If your mum makes Nigella and Delia look like amateurs, grab some professional props from Toolshed @ W2 and Mud Australia for all of her epicurean escapades! Toolshed @ W2, a unique retail destination for modern foodies created the world-renowned Sous Vide culinary equipment brand, sells the latest must-have gadgets and runs exclusive skills and cooking classes. From Mud Australia comes a beautifully minimalist range of handmade porcelain homeware, including tableware, bakeware and vases. Created in porcelain clay from Limoges, and made by skilled ceramicists in their Sydney studio, these exquisite artisan products merge clean lines, fresh colours and timeless design for a style that suits any home.
For the necessary gifts, pop by Paperchase on Edgware Road for all your card, wrapping paper and gift bag goodies or head to PM Flowers, boutique florist with over 50 years experience, for the most beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements your mom can expect! If she has a sweet tooth Saint Aymes is more than just chocolate, but a gift in itself with its luxurious flavours and decadent decorations featuring 23carat gold flakes.
Treat the number one woman in your life (and maybe yourself, as well) to the Mother’s Day Package at London Grace nail bar on Seymour Place. Merging nail salon, café and bar, our favourite stylish mani-pedi venue has created a wonderful Mother’s Day package with a Hunky Dory polish manicure, glass of fizz, Katie Loxton pouch bag and delicious Chocca Mocca chocolates – for just £35 (or £45 with a Hunky Dory gel manicure)! Plus, when you book a treatment table, you can sit and relax together as you’re polished and painted. Book here.
For a full out pamper sesh, step into the oasis of the Montcalm Marble Arch Spa in Marble Arch. This five-star spa features everything mum needs to relax from facials and massages to body wraps and waxing (full list here). This beautiful sanctuary of wellness and fitness, offers Swedish, Thai and Japanese body treatments and anti-ageing facials using Thalgo and Elemis products – not than mom needs them!